- Erin Fedina, Program Supervisor
- (732) 751-2480 x3813
The Howell Township School District is committed to providing educational opportunities necessary to fulfill each student's potential for personal and academic success. The vision of mathematics education for our students can be taken from the New Jersey Mathematics Standards:
To enable ALL of New Jersey’s children to acquire the mathematical skills, understandings, and attitudes that they will need to be successful in their careers and daily lives.
The philosophy of our program is the belief that mathematics is accessible, meaningful and connected to both previous mathematical learning and the real world. Exposure to mathematics should be rich and grounded in concrete experiences that bridge to the abstract. Our program is embedded in the Standards, and encompasses number sense, measurement, pattern development, data analysis and the mathematical processes.
Our program engages and develops students' imaginations, common sense, and critical thinking skills while meeting individual needs. It provides comprehensive instruction that underlies the appreciation and recognition that the role mathematics plays in the real world.
Pearson enVision Realize 2.0 is our newly updated mathematics program in grades K – 5. This program is a rigorous and challenging program that fosters conceptual understanding and number sense that is aligned to the Common Core State Standards (2010), as well as the New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS). Realize 2.0 is leveled to meet various learning abilities with resources such as intervention activities, reteach pages, practice buddy, and many more. Adaptive homework and practice powered by Knewton allows personalized learning environments for our students in grades 3-5. Project-based learning, visual learning strategies, and hands-on activities provide students multiple opportunities to explore math content.
Homework support for envision 2.0.if you are looking for videos to support your child’s homework in K-5, please click the Bounce App link. Additional information about the app and how to download it onto your mobile device are included here as well. Bounce App
Big Ideas Math provides personalized learning for our 6th grade through 8th grade students. This blended learning platform allows teachers to provide students with multiple methods of instruction, differentiated lessons, as well as challenging activities. Tutorials are available for both students and parents to support the content in the classroom. Parents can stay connected or provide their child with additional help at home by accessing the videos.
LinksNew Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS)New Jersey Student Learning Standards CrosswalkK-5 New Jersey Student Learning Standards
In grades K-2, the standards had minimal to no revisions, therefore, not impacting the curriculum. Revisions in kindergarten such as, “Demonstrate fluency for addition and subtraction within 5” from “Fluently add and subtract within 5” will allow students more time to master their sums and differences to 5. In grades 3-5, revisions were focused on providing more detail to the standards such as capitalizing the letter “b” to properly reflect the formula for volume. Other additions included, but not limited to, adding millimeters to the 4th grade measurement domain, as well as, including non-standard units in both 4th and 5th grade. These revisions to the standards have provided more clarity and specificity to the expectations of the mathematics standards as well as continuity.
K-2 Math Curriculum
3-5 Math Curriculum6-8 New Jersey Student Learning Standards
In grades 6-8, the mathematics standards had minimal revisions. In 6th grade, students will explore volume therefore, requiring formulas such as V=Bh. In mathematics, the capitalization of letters are critical and cannot be used interchangeably. The formula for volume of a right rectangular prism requires the formula V=Bh. Students need to differentiate the difference between a lower case “b” and an upper case “B” in a formula. In this example, the “B” must be capitalized since the “B” represents the area of the rectangle. In the original document the “b” was written with a lower case therefore, incorrectly portraying the formula mathematically. Other revisions included the integration of technology when sketching geometric shapes, as well as, using mathematical terminology, such as, transformed has provided clarity to the standards.PARCC Released Samples for Math 3-8